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'''The Motet''' is an American funk
influenced group based in Denver
. Founded in 1998 by drummer and bandleader Dave Watts, The Motet is Watts, guitarist Ryan Jalbert, bassist Garrett Sayers, keyboardist Joey Porter, trumpeter Gabe Mervine, vocalist Lyle Divinsky, and saxophonist Drew Sayers.
Known for energetic live shows including an annual Halloween concert, the band has released seven studio albums. Their 2014 self-titled album was co-written and produced by all the band members, and was cut on analog recording equipment to capture their instruments' live sounds. The newest album, ''Totem,'' was released July 8th, 2016. They continue to tour nationally and have performed at festivals such as Bonnaroo
, Electric Forest Festival
, High Sierra Music Festival
, North Coast Music Festival
, Wakarusa Music and Camping...